Engineered Septic Installation for RV Park

Southern Water and Soil, Inc., recently installed a new septic system for a RV Park in Dade City, Florida. SWS engineered the septic system, installed the septic system, and maintains the septic system. Providing a one-stop shop for the septic system needs helps SWS stay ahead of the competion.

SWS installs innovative and cost effective septic systems that work and save our clients money. Septic system design and engineering is very important to the functioning of the septic system. Providing education to the customer about their septic tank is what we strive to do. If you have questions about your septic system or would like a professional to explain the options for your septic needs then call SWS.

Drip Irrigation Septic
Geoflow Drip Irrigation

Through the use of Geoflow drip irrigation, Norweco treatment systems, filters by Bear Onsite, controls by Orenco Systems, and other design considerations SWS provides solid septic system design and installations.

5,000 Gallon Per Day System
5,000 GPD Treatment System

This installation was quite tedious because we had to permit the system through the Florida’s Bureau of Onsite Sewage and the Pasco County Health Department. SWS provided the owner’s with septic engineering and permitting.  Prior to permitting and engineering SWS was able to provide the owner’s with a construction cost. This helps the owner’s determine the best options for their septic system needs.

Septic Tank System Installed
Treatment Tank Installation

The treatment tanks were installed and the existing plumbing was tied into the new treatment system. This septic system added additional capacity for the RV Park. Now as other septic tanks in the facility begin to fail these systems are added to the new system through a modification permit.

Drainfield flexibility
Flexible Drainfield Design

Another note is that the drainfield dispersal using drip irrigation is very flexible. We were able to install the drip system around the trees that were onsite. Geoflow drip irrigation has a patened technology that can keep the roots from getting into the drip emitters.

So, if you want a septic system designed to last and expect quality septic parts and pieces to be installed. Then have SWS design and install your septic system.

Septic Drain field Repair and Replacement Tampa, FL

Southern Water and Soil, Inc., is one of Tampa’s best septic system replacement and repair specialists. The owner is Greg Mayfield. Greg is a former Florida Department of Health septic system inspector. He has worked in the industry for over 17 years and is familiar with the State of Florida septic rules. This is very important because when receiving quotes for drain field replacements it is important that the installer understands the rules.

Separation from seasonal high water tables, whether the system will be mounded, is there a limiting soil later… This is all important information and the homeowner needs to know the options. Should I get a low pressure dosing system? Should I get a time dosed control panel? What is the difference between an alarm an a time dosed control panel?

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Time Dosed Control Panel

A time dosed control panel disperses water out in increments and allows the drainfield time to soak up the effluent that is applied. This allows the drainfield to recover and last longer.

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Infiltrator System Drainfield Replacement

Sometimes a drainfield replacement is required due to drainfield failure. There are many things that can cause a drainfield to fail.
1. Excessive water use
2. Water leaks
3. Use of Fats, oils, and greases
4. Harmful chemicals
5. Roots from trees
6. System damage by vehicular traffic.
7. System damage or botched repairs.

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Broken Septic Baffle

We have seen many different things that can cause septic problems. It is important that you can trust someone to repair the system correctly.

Call SWS and we can get your septic problems resolved with sound science. We provide septic service to the surrounding Tampa Bay area.

Septic Drainfield Repair and Replacement

This week we were working on two convenience stores that had been repaired in the last three years. The company had trusted the previous company to repair the system properly. One system had a tank that was cracked and the other system had risers and lids that leaked.

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Leaking Riser
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Watertight Riser Package

It pays to inspect what you are paying for when you higher a contractor. This got by the County Health Inspector. This riser had cracks in riser itself and it was not properly attached to the tank. This can cause a huge problem because when the seasonal high ground water table is higher than the interface of where the riser meets the tank then excess water leaks into the tank and is pumped into the drainfield. In this instance it caused the premature failure of the drainfield. If someone is installing a drainfield that it should last a lot longer than 3 years. Diagosing these failures properly is what you pay a good contractor to do.

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Dual Alternating Septic Pumps

The installation of dual alternating septic pumps is a requirement on systems over 500 gpd on commercial septic systems and residential systems over 2000 square feet. It is not a bad idea to have a built in redundancy for systems. We can design a system for a redundant or lag pump in the event of a main pump failure. We can make it so that you will get an alarm; however, the system will continue to function with the lag pump.

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Orenco Commercial Filter

Installing commercial filters can improve the efficiency of the filtering depending on which filter you purchase. SWS carries filters from Tuf-Tite, Orenco, and Bear Onsite. These filters have been proving over time to provide excellent effluent filtering capabilities. There is a lot of science on effluent filters. The two main factors that affect the filtering capabilities is the pore size of the effluent filter and the amount of surface area that the filter has. The larger to orrifice size on the filter the more sludge that can enter the drainfield. The amount of surface area that the filter has determines the cleaning interval. So, the better filters have smaller pore size and more surface area. If you have small pore size and small surface area then the filter clogs too quickly.

When it comes to septic system design and diagnostics allow the professional team and Southern Water and Soil, Inc., provide you with excellent service.

Leaking Septic Tank Problems in Florida

Aging septic tanks can cause problems by allowing untreated wastewater to enter the groundwater supply. Also, another problem is that water can enter the septic system and overflow the drainfield and cause premature failure. We have seen where seals have deterioted overtime and cause tanks to be leaky.

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Properly Sealed Tank

Properly sealed tanks and structurally sound septic tanks are needed to protect our environment and provide proper treatment of the septic tank effluent. If you have a septic system that leaks it can damage your drainfield or pollute waters for drinking and recreation. The responsible thing to do is to  have your septic system inspected for potential problems and avert them before they occur.

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Leaking Septic Tank Replacement

SWS can replace your septic tank with a new HDPE tank that doesn’t crack or leak like concrete tanks. These tanks are an injection molded tank that is stronger than other poly tanks. The tank pictured was installed in Zephyrhills, Fl just outside of Tampa, FL.

If you are in the Tampa Bay Area and you have a leaking or aging septic tank don’t hesitate to call the septic experts at SWS @ 813-785-0500.

Why There is a Need For Septic Inspections in Florida

 

 

 

Illegal Septic System Discharge
Illegal Septic Discharge

There is a lot of controversy over mandatory septic inspections for homeowners and property owners in Florida. Here is evidence as to why septic systems should be inspected on a regular basis. Southern Water and Soil, Inc., discovered this illegal septic system discharge while installing a septic system next door. There are no mandatory septic system inspections in Florida. Here is one reason that mandatory septic tank inspections should be required in Florida. This system discharges into a wet ditch that discharges directly into the Alafia River in Hillsborough County, Florida.

However, Florida legislators oppose such inspections as an intrusion into private rights of homeowners and that homeowners will properly police themselves. This is evidence that when people are left to govern themselves accordingly or use common sense they will abuse the environment and illegally repair their septic systems. Then when septic contractors and environmentalist ask for responsible septic system inspections there is always the opposition. Also, there are the studies that say septic systems pollute! Properly operating septic systems don’t pollute.

Septic System Illegal Discharge
Illegal Septic System Discharge

It is the illegal septic systems that have been repaired by rogue repairmen and homeowners that cause problems. We are asked by homeowners and property owners to repair their drainfields without a permit. There are companies that give out quotes with and without permits. When repairs are completed without permit these companies are circumventing rules that protect our industry and environment by allowing repairs of septic system drain fields into the water table or illegally discharging into waterways. I am tired of the blame being placed on properly operating septic systems. It comes down to proper governing of septic systems. These systems are not to be just installed and then forgotten.  Homeowners and renters will do whatever means is necessary to allow their toilet to flush. They will install such systems as the one pictured above. This is a downright disgrace to the environment and to our public waterway users.

I am asking that people call their legislators and call upon their county commissioners to protect our drinking water and our waterways. I personally don’t want to be boating and swimming in other peoples feces!

 

Septic Systems near the Alafia River
Alafia River 40′ Down Stream.

The only way to police these illegal septic system repairs is to do mandatory septic system inspections and properly repair these septic systems.

Drainfield Replacement in Tampa Bay Area

Are you looking for a cost estimate on a new or replacement drainfield system. When you are looking for septic tank system repairs or replacements costs then call the septic experts at SWS.

Greg Mayfield is the owner of SWS. Greg is a former health department septic inspector. He has over 16 years of hands on experience with septic systems.

If you are in need of a drainfield repair and you live in Hillsborough, Pasco, or Pinellas counties then give SWS a chance to provide you with top notch septic system options.

SWS specializes in septic smart panel installstions. A septic system smart panel can detect leaks that could damage your septic system drain field.  SWS has their own line of control panels that are specific to our part of Florida.

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If you need a new septic system design, repair, or just want to be educated on what the options are then give SWS a call and let us get you the septic system information you need.

Drainfield Installation in Tampa

Looking for a new or upgraded drainfield system for your septic system? Are you having drainfield or septic problems? Call the experts at Southern Water and Soil! Greg Mayfield and his crew can provide the septic and drainfield solutions for your septic needs.  If you are looking for a reputable septic company that can provide you with solid answers then look to SWS.

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Providing cost effective septic solutions for your septic problems is what SWS brings to the table. Whether you need a soil test, drainfield replacement, septic tank repair or installation the guys at SWS can get your system up and flowing. We provide free estimates on drainfield repairs and replacements.

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If you need a septic system pumped then give SWS a call. We will get you pumped out.